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President Obama – Where is God?


Back in 2016, I wrote this Article titled “President Obama, Where is God?” In this article, I asked President Obama, “What ever happened to that Can Do Attitude? Where did America leave that confidence, that ‘American Spirit’ that we once had in our Great nation”? I revisit this article today and wonder, “Have we made any progress”? (more…)

NEWS, THE NEWSROOM

Kill Your Darlings


Today marks 45 years of legalized abortion in all fifty states at any time for any reason throughout pregnancy on January 22nd, the anniversary of the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision.

Roe vs Wade

Roe vs Wade is the Supreme Court decision, along with its companion case Doe v. Bolton, that legalized ending a pre-born baby’s life—for any reason, at any stage of development. For the past 45 years, Roe vs Wade has been the “law of the land”… as some of our congressmen have stated many times during recent hearings investigating Planned Parenthood.

The court’s decision has seemed impenetrable and unbreakable—until now. Several pro-life legal challenges are currently before the nation’s highest court.

One such challenge came from the state of South Dakota. Though it received little attention when filed at the Supreme Court, it makes the case against Roe vs Wade with concise and compelling logic. The South Dakota resolution lists seven “assumed facts” of the majority decision in Roe vs Wade, that have been disproven by evidence from social science, medicine and law. Here are the seven facts that will (with God’s blessing) overturn Legalized abortion in America.

When does life begin?

Ominous cloud over our Nation!
Ominous cloud over our Nation!

1. Roe vs Wade assumed that it was not possible to determine “when life began”, that the “product or tissue mass” or as we know it, the child is not a distinct person. Today, the scientific view is that life begins at conception. As to legal rights, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals (in the 2008 opinion Planned Parenthood v. Rounds) recognized the life in the womb as a “whole, separate, unique, living human being.” Abortion therefore is the premeditated murder of a human life.

Your Choice

2. Next, Row vs Wade assumed getting an abortion is merely a mother’s medical decision. However, the reality is that it is “primarily a social question about her personal circumstances” and this echoes many women’s stories. Being pregnant is not an illness that requires a medical decision.

Let’s get to Know Each Other

3. The high court also assumed: surely the woman and abortion provider would have a normal and healthy doctor-patient relationship? Yet decades of experience with dehumanizing abortion practices reveal that no such relationship exists between abortionists and their clients.

Do You Know What You Are Doing?

4. The fourth assumed fact is that abortion consent would be informed and voluntary. While some states mandate abortion centers disclose all of the risks of the procedure, informed consent has been the exception rather than the rule. The directors of one anti-trafficking ministry note that abortion and violence against pregnant women are linked, a trend also reflected in other nations’ coercive forced-abortion policies.

It’s Hard to Be a Mother. Duh!

5. In Roe vs Wade, the court emphasized that motherhood was stressful and a burden. Whether a parent through one’s own pregnancy, adoption or foster care, no one can deny parenting involves sacrifice. Yet the court failed to take into account the loss and emotional wounding following an abortion, which research shows many women struggle with for decades. Further, because every state has enacted Safe Haven laws, the long-term costs and sacrifices of parenting can be alleviated through adoption.

You Have Potential

6. The sixth assumed fact is that a mother carried mere “potential.” However, medical science recognizes how a mother bonds with her child still in the womb, as noted by the world’s leading source of health care information.

Abortion is Safe, Not!

7. Finally, Roe vs Wade assumed that abortion is a safe process. Four decades later, reams of medical evidence show that abortion carries both immediate and long-term health risks for women—including increased risk of suicidal thoughts and mental health issues.

Where this Supreme Court decision has brought our nation should break our hearts—resulting in the loss of more than 58 million innocent, defenseless lives.

It does mine. And it gives me continual resolve to advocate, pray and speak out for this unjust case to be overturned.

Tell us what you think about Legalized Abortion. Would you vote in favor of overturning Row vs Wade? How has your life been affected by abortion? Lets start a discussion.


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The sky darkens on the anniversary of Roe vs Wade
The sky darkens on the anniversary of Roe vs Wade

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NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH, THE NEWSROOM

Chestnuthill Township family shares joys of adoption


Chestnuthill Township family shares joys of adoption. This news article is an inspiring piece for anyone thinking about adoption.

EFFORT — Five-year-old Talulah loves playing hide and seek, but mostly hides behind her family when strangers come to visit her Chestnuthill Township home.Adoptive parents Steve and Erica Benzkofer remember when they took 3-month-old Talulah in as their foster child in 2012.”She was a dainty little thing,” Steve Benzkofer said. “She was our K-Mart baby.”This is because the Benzkofers received a voucher from Monroe County Children And Youth Services to shop for Talulah at K-Mart when the

Read the Benzkofer’s story HERE

Source: Chestnuthill Township family shares joys of adoption


What are the Joys of Adoption?

Adoption is the process by which a person who does not belong to a given family is formally brought into it and made a full, legal family member with the rights and responsibilities of that position. The practice of adoption was not common among the Jews, but was more widespread in the Greek and Roman world. The apostle Paul used the term to illustrate the truth that believers have been given the status of “sonship” in the heavenly family; they can call God “Father.” Adoption makes it clear that our sonship is conferred on us, in distinction from Christ’s, which is inherent. (The Shaw Pocket Bible Handbook, Walter A. Elwell, Editor, p. 346)

Paul now draws application from his previous discussion that each believer has a responsibility to live each day in the control and power of the Holy Spirit. It is not enough for us to have the Spirit; the Spirit must have us. Furthermore each Christian is to refuse to follow the inclinations and desires of his sin nature. The result of a sinful manner of life is death (v. 13). This does not mean that a believer who sins will face eternal death in hell, but instead that he will not enjoy his spiritual life.

How do We Come into God’s Family?

We come into God’s family by Spiritual birth. But the instant we are born into the family, God adopts us and gives us the position of an adult son. A baby cannot speak, walk, make decisions, or write checks on the family bank account. However, the Christian can do all of these the moment he is born again. In New Testament times, adopted sons enjoyed the same privileges as natural born sons. As children inherit their parents’ estates, each child is an heir, and the children together are co heirs. In the same way, Christians are God’s children, and they are heirs and co heirs with Christ.

Three characteristics of those who are adopted into the family of God.

1. They are led by the Spirit (v. 14). – It is the Holy Spirit who places the believer as an adult into the family of God.

2. They are loved by the Father (vv. 15,16). – Through the miracle of regeneration, we are brought into the closet intimacy with the Father.

3. They are lifted by the Son (v. 17). – Adoption into the family of God involves being lifted by Christ so that we can share both His suffering and His glory.

APPLICATION:

How do I put to death the wrong things I do in my body? Do my thoughts and the way I spend my time match up to what I believe God wants me to do with my life? Why or why not?


The Joys of Giving! It’s Not About The Money!

Truth time: Manly Training Ministries is a full time job – on top of my Area Manager Job and being a husband and a Father! I easily put 30+ hours a week into creating the content for Manly Training– whether it’s dreaming up posts, creating art images, responding to emails and comments, and managing my social media feeds.

There are two ways to help me do this!

1) By donating directly through PayPal –>  Donate Button with Credit Cards

2) by joining me over at Patreon!

Patreon allows you to pledge as little as $1 a month, and in return you’ll get some pretty cool rewards, ranging from your name and blog on my MTM VIP page, exclusive content, and PODCAST VERSIONS of my posts!

MTM Won’t Change, I Promise.

But don’t worry! MTM is still going to be EXACTLY what it is now — New Posts every Tuesday and new Podcasts every Monday. Patreon perks are simply that: extra perks!

I have big plans for Manly Training– including a book AND a YouTube channel.

Your pledge will help me continue to put the considerable time and effort into each and every post that makes Manly Training what it is.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray every day for each and every one of you who take the time to read my words. You are a blessing.

Thank You!

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NEWS, THE NEWSROOM, VIDEO

MGM/LightWorkers Launches New Website


MGM / LightWorkers Launches New Website

It brings me great joy to know that MGM / LightWorkers is launching a brand new website in September 2017.  You may be familiar with LightWorkers headed up by “Touched by an Angel” star Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett, who are now launching an uplifting/inspiring/faith website under their MGM / LightWorkers umbrella. Past projects they’ve produced have been on television such as “The Bible,” “Son of God,” and “A.D.” While these are specifically Christian projects, the new digital venture will be focused mostly on uplifting content and inspiring stories, without sacrificing the Christian principles.

The good news is that when this website launches, you will be able to find more inspiring stories from Manly Training and other awesome blogs, authors and digital media sources right on this new website!

Here is a link to Roma Downey herself introducing this great resource!

http://lightworkers.com/

 

MGM Helps, so can You.

Truth time: Manly Training Ministries is a full time job – on top of my Area Manager Job and being a husband and a Father! I easily put 30+ hours a week into creating the content for Manly Training– whether it’s dreaming up posts, creating art images, responding to emails and comments, and managing my social media feeds.

There are two ways to help me do this!

1) By donating directly through PayPal –>  Donate Button with Credit Cards

2) by joining me over at Patreon!

Patreon allows you to pledge as little as $1 a month, and in return you’ll get some pretty cool rewards, ranging from your name and blog on my MTM VIP page, exclusive content, and PODCAST VERSIONS of my posts!

MTM Won’t Change, I Promise.

But don’t worry! MTM is still going to be EXACTLY what it is now — New Posts every Tuesday and new Podcasts every Monday. Patreon perks are simply that: extra perks!

I have big plans for Manly Training– including a book AND a YouTube channel.

Your pledge will help me continue to put the considerable time and effort into each and every post that makes Manly Training what it is.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray every day for each and every one of you who take the time to read my words. You are a blessing.

Thank You!

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NEWS, THE NEWSROOM, VIDEO

15 Godly Men Write about Fatherhood


This is what happens when 15 Godly Men team up to make a book about Fatherhood! The most powerful parenting book you will ever read! Full of insight and stories, advice and what ifs, you will not be able to put this book down! Make sure you get your copy of what promises to be this year’s Best Selling Fatherhood Book.

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Truth time: Manly Training Ministries is a full time job – on top of my Area Manager Job and being a husband and a Father! I easily put 30+ hours a week into creating the content for Manly Training– whether it’s dreaming up posts, creating art images, responding to emails and comments, and managing my social media feeds.

There are two ways to help me do this!

1) By donating directly through PayPal –>  Donate Button with Credit Cards

2) by joining me over at Patreon!

Patreon allows you to pledge as little as $1 a month, and in return you’ll get some pretty cool rewards, ranging from your name and blog on my MTM VIP page, exclusive content, and PODCAST VERSIONS of my posts!

MTM Won’t Change, I Promise.

But don’t worry! MTM is still going to be EXACTLY what it is now — New Posts every Tuesday and new Podcasts every Monday. Patreon perks are simply that: extra perks!

I have big plans for Manly Training– including a book AND a YouTube channel.

Your pledge will help me continue to put the considerable time and effort into each and every post that makes Manly Training what it is.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray every day for each and every one of you who take the time to read my words. You are a blessing.

Thank You!

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NEWS, THE NEWSROOM

Hurricane Harvey, From Mega-Storm to Mega-blessing


The Mega-Storm Called Harvey

Today has been a rather interesting day to say the least. I woke up to the news that a tropical storm named Harvey was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico and that it would bring some much needed rain to South Texas. The forecast called for 1 or 2 inches of rain in San Antonio Texas and some 6 inches of rain along the coast. So where did this mega-storm come from?

Ten minutes later, the meteorologist on the radio started to say that since the lastimage update, Tropical Storm Harvey had gained strength. The storm was expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi Texas Friday night or Saturday Morning as a category 1 Hurricane! He sounded shocked and in disbelief as he gave the news and said,”This Storm has come out of nowhere and has surprised us all. Harvey could become a high category one Hurricane before it’s all said and done with winds sustained near 80 miles an hour and rain along the coast of 10 to 12 inches. It could make its way to San Antonio dumping some 4 to 6 inches of rain there.”

Mega-News

That was the last update I heard, until about 7:00 pm CST when I heard the meteorologist on the radio again. He said, “Harvey is rapidly strengthening and is forecast to become a Category 3 hurricane with winds of at least 111 mph by the time it hits the middle Texas coast late Friday or early Saturday. It’s expected to bring 15 to 25 inches of rain to the Texas coast, with isolated instances where rainfall totals could reach 35 inches”. How did we go from a Tropical Storm to a Category 3 Hurricane in just 8 hours? “It’s like scientists created a mega-storm on a computer and then unleashed it into the real world,” I heard the meteorologist say.

Well, all of this got me thinking. I began to think about one such storm recorded in the bible. Shall we read it?

Mark 4:35-41 The Message (MSG)

The Wind Ran Out of Breath

35-38 Late that day he said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side.” They took him in the boat as he was. Other boats came along. A huge storm came up. Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. And Jesus was in the stern, head on a pillow, sleeping! They roused him, saying, “Teacher, is it nothing to you that we’re going down?”

39-40 Awake now, he told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. Jesus reprimanded the disciples: “Why are you such cowards? Don’t you have any faith at all?”

41 They were in absolute awe, staggered. “Who is this, anyway?” they asked. “Wind and sea at his beck and call!”

Mega-Attacks

Any time you are on the front lines of battle and are doing something for the kingdom of God, the enemy’s attacks against your life will escalate. Since I began Manly Training Ministries, I have seen this first hand! I have seen it every time my family and I serve the Lord and start making progress in bringing the kingdom of God to men, women and children.

Even Jesus came under such an attack when He was preparing to cast a legion of demons out of the demoniac of Gadara. Violent and destructive winds seemed to come from out of nowhere to capsize Jesus’ boat & drown Him & His disciples in the middle of the lake.

Verse 37 – (KJV) “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full…”

NOTICE the phrase – “And there arose…” This is a phrase from a Greek word which occurs more than 200 times in the N.T. with the meaning that describes something that happens “unexpectedly“”or something that catches one off guard.

Mega-Surprise

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The word contains an element of surprise. This tells us that Jesus and His disciples did not expect bad weather that night – these winds took them by surprise.

Many of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen before they were called into the ministry and they knew the weather of the sea. Had a mega-storm been brewing that night, these men would never have taken their little boat out into the middle of that sea. You would have to be crazy if you purposely went into a storm that you know is coming and you can avoid it. From that we can be sure that when they began their journey that night it was a perfect night for sailing.

Suddenly and unexpectedly “there arose” a great storm of wind. NOTICE: Mark tells us it was “A GREAT STORM OF WIND” or (NIV) “A FURIOUS SQUAIL.”

The word “Great” is taken from the word Mega, which denotes something of magnificent proportions. It is where we get the idea of “Mega-bills,” “Mega-work,” “Mega-tired,” or the word “Mega-phone.” Mark is telling us that this was a Mega-storm.

Notice also that it was “a great storm of wind…” Mark doesn’t say that it was a thunderstorm, or a rainstorm; he tells us that it was “a great storm of WIND.”

This word “wind” describes a “turbulence” or a terribly “violent wind.”

An Invisible Mega-Storm

The mega-storm which came against Jesus and His disciples that night was an unseen storm; you could not see this storm, but you could feel the effects of it.

This was an attempt of the enemy to destroy Jesus and His crew before they reached the other side. On the other side, in the country of the Gadarenes, Satan had a prized possession: the demoniac of Gadara. Satan did not want his prized possession to come in contact with Jesus. The devil knew that if this happened he could loose this prized possession.

In order to stop Jesus from reaching the other side this unexpected attack of “violent and destructive turbulence” came down upon them to kill and destroy.

The disciples were soon to learn that Jesus is Lord of the wind and the waves! After 2017-04-04 16.11.09.jpgexercising authority over this unseen turbulence & speaking to the waves of the sea, the scripture says that “the wind ceased, and there was a GREAT CALM” (v. 39, KJV).

Mega-Authority

Just as sure as such attacks came against Jesus we to can be sure the enemy will attempt to do this to us as well. We must deal with these attacks. We, through the name of Jesus must take authority over the wind & the waves that come against our lives, our families, our businesses or our bodies, just like Jesus took authority over the wind & the waves that came against Him.

NOTICE the words “GREAT CALM”. Verse 37 told us that the storm was “A GREAT STORM.” WHEN IT WAS ALL SAID & DONE Jesus matched a “Mega-storm” with a “Mega-calm”!

Mega-Evil

Let me break the news to you this way…

If the enemy has created a Mega financial problem in your life then Jesus wants to match it with a MEGA financial blessing.

Anytime that the adversary has creats a MEGA sickness in your body, then Jesus wants to match it with a MEGA healing.

If the devil has created a horrible MEGA marital mess in your life, then the Lord Jesus wants to match it with a MEGA marital blessing.

Whatever the devil does, Jesus wants to at least match it in your life! Really he will not only match it but he will do more than the devil. He will give you blessings greater than the problems the devil gave you.

So what are you facing today? Whatever it is, there is a light at the end of your tunnel and the blessings far outweigh the problems you are facing now.

 

Here are some other good reads on Manly Training:

Teaching My Son To Combat Rejection Like A Man

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Church is for Women and Kids

 

Women can Help Too

Truth time: Manly Training Ministries is a full time job – on top of my Area Manager Job and being a husband and a Father! I easily put 30+ hours a week into creating the content for Manly Training– whether it’s dreaming up posts, creating art images, responding to emails and comments, and managing my social media feeds.

There are two ways to help me do this!

1) By donating directly through PayPal –>  Donate Button with Credit Cards

2) by joining me over at Patreon!

Patreon allows you to pledge as little as $1 a month. In return you’ll get some pretty cool rewards, ranging from your name and blog on my MTM VIP page, exclusive content, and PODCAST VERSIONS of my posts!

MTM Won’t Change, I Promise.

But don’t worry! MTM is still going to be EXACTLY what it is now — New Posts every Tuesday and new Podcasts every Monday. Patreon perks are simply that: extra perks!

I have big plans for Manly Training– including a book AND a YouTube channel.

Your pledge will help me continue to put the considerable time and effort into each and every post that makes Manly Training what it is.

So thank you from the bottom of my heart. I pray every day for each and every one of you who take the time to read my words. You are a blessing.

Thank You!

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